The PRMD is still encouraging vacation rentals with inflated day & night occupancy rates to block emergency vehicle access on dodgy narrow road in Monte Rio.
If a resident wants to apply for a vacation rental exclusion zone for their road based on topography and/or public safety, the application fee is $8,400.
Septic capacity is being based on number of bedrooms, not number of number of occupants. Permit applicants are allowed to hire their own contractor to verify unit compatibilty. Example: A two-bedroom duplex is permitted for 6 overnight guests and an additional 6 daytime guests (who shower after swimming in the river and soaking in the ubiquitous hot tub). That's 12 people using a 750gal. septic. The PRMD's own Well & Septic Department advises no more than 2 occupants for a 750gal. septic.
Support sensible changes to the Vacation Rental Ordinance and PRMD enforcement!
(These concerns, and more, were brought to Efren Carrillo's attention
prior to the Board of Supervisor's vote on changes to the Vacation Rental Ordinance, April 2016)
Order your 'Welcome to Monte Rio' apparel at the link to the right.
Wed, Sept 28, 2016 6-8pmSAVE OUR RIVER: Low Flow Yes or No?A Community Conversation with Noreen Evans and a Panel of Experts
Learn more and RSVP to: facebook.com/events/176934946045760/ Russian River Fire Station, 14100 Armstrong Woods Rd., GuernevilleSat, Oct 1, 2016 8am-6pmGRANFONDO IS BACK IN MONTE RIO Image source: Press DemocratThe course is not offically closed until 6pm.
Bohemian Highway between Occidental and Monte Rio will be CLOSED from approximately 8:30-10:00am while the bulk of riders pass through this narrow corridor. If you must leave your home, please do so before or after these hours. CHP will assist with enforcement of this closure. From 10:00-11:00am there will be a partial closure on this stretch of road.
8:45am-11:00am Monte Rio to Duncans Mills: Moscow Rd.
Bicycle traffic westbound.
8:45am-12:00pm Monte Rio to Cazadero:
Hwy 116, Cazadero Hwy.
Bicycle traffic westbound, then northbound.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 6-9pmTue, Nov 1, 2016Community Toxics Collection: GUERNEVILLEAppointment Required:
Call: 707-795-2025, option 3
Or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgCall at least 24 hours prior to the event.
For a complete schedule visit
Community Toxics Collection: MONTE RIOClick here for weekly reports. Monte Rio is a town with approximately 1,058 residents and is 1.90 square miles in size.
It is considered to be lower middle class. In other words, a disproportionately large percentage of its households earn between $25,000 and $50,000 per year.